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Poster: ghostofpig Date: Jan 14, 2010 3:09pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Your Top Ten Shows By Year?

Although I can't be wholly objective on this one, I'd place it in th4 top ten PERIOD. The acoustic set alone is miraculous.

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Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: Jan 14, 2010 5:25pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Your Top Ten Shows By Year?

Good point, and if you guys have it in your top ten, I certainly couldnt argue with you, its a bonafide 100 pointer, no doubt!

But so is 5/15/70...and I score 1/3/70 at 98-99 points, and 5/1/70 at 99 pts...all of these are worthy of anyones top ten!

Its so hard...but so easy to point to one show. Of course its entirely subjective! I give the edge to the performance on the 13th. Perhaps 3/21/70 is not as fine a performance, but its just as amazing in its own way!

Its so hard to pick just ten! Where are your top tens?

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Poster: SkyDawg Date: Jan 14, 2010 8:45pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Your Top Ten Shows By Year?

I was only curious why 2/14/70 didn't make the cut. It wasn't meant as criticism. My top 10 shows tend to change, but this would be my top 10 for 1970.

6/24/70
3/21/70
2/14/70
5/2/70
2/13/70
11/8/70
2/11/70
9/19/70
9/20/70
6/7/70

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Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: Jan 14, 2010 9:40pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Your Top Ten Shows By Year?

Perfect!

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Poster: SkyDawg Date: Jan 16, 2010 12:13am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Your Top Ten Shows By Year?

Yeah 1970 is a tough one for me, because it's my favorite year for sentimental reasons.. my first show was that year 4/3/70 in Cincinnati.
Thanks for not pointing out my glaring omissions such as 5/7/70 at M.I.T., 5/15/70 Fillmore East and 11/6/70 and 4/15/70. I hated not to put them in a top 10 but couldn't bring myself to bump any of the other shows.. not to mention how much I regret leaving out the January, February, July and August shows at Fillmore East and West. I had to leave out some favorites of yours that I love too, such as 1/23/70 and 1/2/70. I also love the Pirate World show on 3/24/70 in Dania FLA. It's maybe the ONLY show that I actually WANT to hear "Don't Ease Me In"! Even the "regular" songs like "Mama Tried" and "Me & My Uncle" sound like the whole band was really jacked up and having a great time!!

http://www.archive.org/details/gd70-03-24.sbd.hollister.2990.sbeok.shnf

I also really like the Honolulu show of June 1970, (except the sound quality on it is so uneven). It's an incredible show though! The band on vacation in Hawaii playing a gig while visiting friends like Dan Healy and QMS, who had built a recording studio in an abandoned WWII bunker. Santana used to come and rehearse and record there then too.

http://www.archive.org/details/gd70-06-13.sbd.hanno.9079.sbefail.shnf

This post was modified by SkyDawg on 2010-01-16 08:13:45

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Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: Jan 16, 2010 5:40am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Your Top Ten Shows By Year?

1970 is my second favorite vintage, second only to 1968. So many excelent performances worthy of being top tens...

The Pirates World show is a personal favorite, and though it has made it onto my top ten in the past, I score out the Charlie Miller file at 98+.

The percussion driven jamming of The Other One on 4/15 is certainly an extraordinary passage and the show a 98 pointer.

Another of my favorites has to be 4/12 which I also score at 98 pts.

I'm not surprised that you have 6/7 in your top ten, I consider the acoustic set to be among the very best, but I'm not as impressed with the electric set, other then the Main Ten jam, but I still score this one at 98-99.

Then there's 2/28 (another favorite), 5/1, 8/5, 11/16, 12/12...

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Poster: ghostofpig Date: Jan 15, 2010 5:47am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Your Top Ten Shows By Year?

5/15 is up there, but gets a few too many subjective points from my having been there. Four sets of dead; two sets of NRPS in the early stage. Everything was superior, but the jams arem' as adventuresome as some in 197o. Plus--here's a question in a way--these were TWO shows. We actually had to vacate the Fillmore and present second show tickets to get back in. So you have to look at them in terms of 5-15 a) and b). Ditto 2-13/14. But there, it is clear tha the second shows rule the day.

1/03? Even though I was there for those, they seem solid, but not spectcular. Not like 5-2 or 2-08 or 9-19/20, or perhaps 12/28/

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Poster: elbow1126 Date: Jan 15, 2010 6:08am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Your Top Ten Shows By Year?

I have always wondered how Jerry held up that day having to play all 6 sets. I know he wasn't the most physically active musician but it must have been if nothing else mentally exhausting to perform so much in one day. Oddly enough I think I favor 5-15-70b so he was holding up fine to my ear. I haven't given them a proper listen in a while though.

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Poster: ghostofpig Date: Jan 15, 2010 6:35am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Your Top Ten Shows By Year?

Many of these dates were marathons--with the Riders. But this is probably the longest jerry was on stage for one night. He had a blast. It was the last two show night at the East--and perhaps forever?